Several animals, died of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the livestock, have been thrown into water canals here, local citizens claimed. They also claimed an increase in deaths of animals by the viral infection. Locals complained that the Sindh Livestock Department has yet to take notice of the situation.
Recently, the Sindh livestock department had shared figures which suggested that as many as 54 animals had died due to the Lumpy Skin Disease that has so far infected over 20,000 animals, including 15,100 in Karachi alone, across the province. According to the department the infection had appeared in animals in Punjab and Sindh.
Originally found in Africa, lumpy skin disease, a viral infection of cattle, has spread to countries in the Middle East, Asia, and eastern Europe, experts said.